Posted 1/7/2011 1:52 PM (GMT -6)
Actually botox just received FDA approval. Now, whether your insurance covers it (at this time) is another matter. I'm unsure how the process of FDA approval ---> insurance approval works. It may be that it takes some time, as it is expensive and the insurance certainly doesn't want to bear that cost if they can help it.
Maybe a neurologists/ pain specialist / headache specialists letter of medical necessity (and possible appeal) will get them to cover it? Given that you get a lot of tightness at the back of your neck, it's worth checking into with a qualified clinician.
My understanding is that, like medications, botox helps for some and not for others. I've heard stats of well over 50% success rates by physicians who are very EXPERIENCED with giving the injections FOR Migraine. I tried it, it wasn't for me, but for others it has worked wonders.
Best of luck!